Blogging, Vlogging (Video Blogging), Podcasting

There sure are a lot of different terms to get familiar with! I’m sure by now most of you at least know what a “blog” is. There are now quite a few Sikh related blogs online, which is great! Every morning I check out a selection of Sikh blogs that have been updated.

I remember way back in the day, “March 2005”, when I started blogging. I was in search for other Sikh bloggers. I looked all over the place and found some, but not that many. This was part of the reason that I setup the Sikhi Wiki Bloggers page so that it would be easier for people to find other Sikh Bloggers. Anyways…. I think it is great that many Sikhs have embraced new communication methods like blogging. I know for me it has changed my life in many ways and is a lot of fun!

So, continuing with going into new mediums of communication I have been playing around with Podcasting (especially since I now have the new Video Ipod which I got as a gift from family). Think of a podcast as a radio show. Each show consists of a series of individual episodes that you can listen or watch, how you want – on your PC, using your MP3 player, or with just a web browser.

Basically I am taking the videos that I normally post on the blog and converting to different formats for podcasting. I setup two podcasts; One as audio only and the other as video.

For example there are some podcasts that I subscribe to because I don’t normally have the time to listen or watch them during the day. This way I can hear the podcast in my own time, whenever I want. I was just doing dishes in the kitchen and cleaning up the house while I listened to “Democracy Now!“, and before that “Living on Earth“, which are both radio programs that I like but don’t normally get a chance to hear live. It is soo cool to have them automatically downloaded onto an Ipod/computer or other MP3 player. I just tested some of the video podcasts on the ipod which are also great.

I really hope that others people get inspired to create their own podcasts so that we can have some variety of Sikh podcasters on the internet covering different topics.

More information on how get the MrSikhNet podcast
(Audio or Video)

Ps. I am still catching up with some of the older content that I have added for the past months.

7 Responses to “Blogging, Vlogging (Video Blogging), Podcasting”

  1. manpreet says:

    Gurumustuk Ji,

    Happy Newyear!!!!! May all your wishes come true!

    I still do not know how to get on sikh bloggers page, really. Is this modern world going too fast or am i just getting (too) old??
    Good question for me on the first day of the year.
    Sat nam!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gurumustuk Singh Ji,
    Its Great to see that you started Vlogging and podcasting. I am also the proud owner of iPod and usually I listen while running in the evening.From last 2 weeks I was in Search of Sikh podcasting but not able to find one through my iTunes podcast directory.Could you please submit your podcaste link with iTunes so that if somebody search Sikh or sikhism through iTunes should be able to get one.
    =Mangaldeep Sandhu

  3. Mangaldeep Singh… Glad to see other ipodders :)

    The podcasts are listed in the ITunes directory but I think they are having problems with the search on and off. Try a search for MrSikhNet or Sikh. Both the video and audio only are listed.

    The links in this post give you subscribe options for itunes too…so you don’t need to subscribe directly from there to get it in ITunes.

    The option in the “Subscribe Now” box to select is: “Add to iTunes/Yahoo! Music Engine”

    Let me know what you think and if it works out.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dear Gurumustak Singh Ji,
    Well this works like a magic. I can see MrSikhnet podcasting in action from my iTunes.Let me post this good news to Sikhnet Discussion forums if someone has’nt done that already :).
    =Mangaldeep (listening to Guru Nanak Stories :)though Im not a kid but its nice to listen everytime)

  5. Glad that it worked for you :) It’s pretty cool having the videos on the new video Ipod too. Do you have a video Ipod? I just posted the 2005 MrSikhNet slideshow and watched it on my ipod. It’s great.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have Ipod photo :( , not the video one. I just bought it in June 2005 if I would have known that Apple is going to lauched video one then I would rather waited for it but I love my iPod.Very nice to listen to Kirtan while running. I dont know whether you believe it or not but if you start running with your iPod on then your stamina increases dramatically. Reason you just have to divert your mind that keeps on saying, stop thats enough, stop thats enough for today but if you listening to kirtan or music that feeling is diverted and your mind concentrated on Kirtan rather then the signal that stops you. Well this is my research.
    PS: I can see those video’s on iTunes if not on iPod :)

  7. Mangaldeep: The new video ipods are great. Such is life with technology. Always something better coming out.